Smashed some more records this afternoon!
As the cold front begins to close in on our region, Fire Weather conditions prevail. Wildfires behavior relies on three parameters- topography, fuel, and weather.
Can't help the topography very much, but the fuel for wildfires this season is all the dead brush through the region. And the weather...dry and windy, primarily...can cause rapid spread of wildfires.
Winds could gust over 30 mph tonight and tomorrow through the region...parts of West Texas and Western Hill Country could see even higher...possibly up to 50 mph occasionally in unprotected areas.
A slight chance exists for some showers to the north and east of the region...northeastern Hill Country and the Interstate 35 Corridor around and north of Austin...but nothing significant.
Next more significant chance of rain comes this next weekend, but still a ways out. It would be nice to see a little something, however.
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience